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Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

A common wildflower found in meadows, forests and fields. Easy recognizable with its bell-shaped white/pink flower. The young shoots may be used as foot. Young leaves are served in salads while older leaves are boiled or fried.

How to Identify

The bell-form shape of the flower is the distinguishable characteristic of this species.

Where and When to Spot

In summer, I see this flower frequently in meadows in different parks with large patches of meadows.

Common Names

Bladder Campion

Taubenkropf-Leimkraut (de)
Colleja (es)
Silène enflé (fr)

Taxonomy

Caryophyllales
Caryophyllaceae
Silene vulgaris